Title: Spartan Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publication Year: 2013
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
I’m Logan Quinn, the deadliest Spartan warrior at Mythos Academy. At least I was — until the day I almost killed Gwen Frost.
Professor Metis and Nickamedes say that I’m fine, that Loki and the Reapers don’t have a hold on me anymore, but I can’t risk it. I can’t risk hurting Gwen again. So I’m leaving Mythos and going somewhere far, far away.
I know Gwen wonders what’s happening to me, whether I’m safe. I can’t tell her, but this is my story. . .
I was really excited to read this novella, in order to see inside Logan’s head in the aftermath of what happened with Gwen. All that I really felt like I got, though, was angst. Nothing deep. Just “it’s my fault and I’m a horrible person”. No reflection on his feelings towards Gwen. No thoughts about how to move forward. Just … hiding and moping.
I liked the bit of the book where Logan and his father start to reconnect, and where they encounter Reapers – as it connects to the next book in the series – but other than that, this is kind of a throwaway book for me.